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The Gift of Fall

Autumn sets the hills ablaze
As the woodlands brightly burn--
And I watch with youthful wonder
As the seasons take their turn.

Each gives way to the other
Taking leave with noble grace--
As spring proffers fields of flowers
And the winter shawls of lace.

But autumn, in its splendor
Gives the greatest gift of all--
It takes the leaves of summer
And to each it gives, the fall.

~Mel



Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 4/2/2015 8:36:00 PM
Mel, Thank you for the sweet reply to my comment. Love LINDA
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/2/2015 10:24:00 PM
My pleasure xoxo Mel
Date: 11/11/2014 9:56:00 PM
A lovely write Mel...best wishes
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Mel Merrill
Date: 11/12/2014 11:22:00 AM
Thank you. Hope your well :)
Date: 9/21/2014 6:05:00 AM
Well done Mel, reminds me of my days in New England.
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Date: 11/12/2014 11:23:00 AM
I'm in PA now. The hills are ablaze! Hope you're well :)
Date: 9/12/2014 11:09:00 AM
Stopping by to say hi, and enjoy this poem again...LINDA
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Date: 9/12/2014 10:47:00 PM
Hi Linda! If you've seen my FB page recently, then you have an inkling of how much time I've been investing in it. Thanks for the hello, my friend. I trust you are doing well. Be well and be happy...xxx...Mel
Date: 9/10/2014 8:38:00 AM
I too love Autumn, however I must admit that Winter tends to be my favorite season, mostly because I love to wear coats and sweaters, and the cold is just lovely to me. Your rhyme in this poem is exquisite! Much enjoyed! -Juli-Michelle
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Date: 9/12/2014 10:43:00 PM
Thank you so much Juli-Michelle (lovely name). I appreciate your reading the poem, and for the kind, supportive words. Incidentally, I love the winter as well :) All the best...xxx...Mel
Date: 9/4/2014 7:12:00 PM
Splendid, --as the woodlands brightly burn--wonderful imagery. You always have the flow to your words that make them dance from the mind into the imagination.
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Date: 9/5/2014 9:38:00 AM
There she is. How have you been, or should I not ask? You're so nauseatingly positive, you'll manage to turn your circumstance into a pleasure cruise, and I guess that's good. Did I post this fragment of a poem? I'll share it with you in case I didn't. Winter brings us snowfall. Springtime stocks the trees. Summer wakes the June Bug...ah...but oh the autumn breeze!Be well...xoxo...Mel
Date: 9/4/2014 12:48:00 PM
That is a good Idea Mel,,, One Autumn Contest, coming up..... LINDA
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Date: 9/5/2014 9:20:00 AM
You're the one, Linda. Hey, thanks again for the mail and for caring. The ego of the poet; tis an intricate dance, indeed :) If you put together one of your unconditional (let the frickin poet write) contests, I'll enter it--just for fun. Peace and love...xxx...Mel
Date: 9/4/2014 2:09:00 AM
Here I am again to visit you, Mel! :) That second stanza is PURE GOLD! The ending is wonderful too. The first stanza is charming. OH...I guess the whole poem rocks! There is a contest on Autumn. You should join! I think that it is by Nette and is a certain form. I forget the name.
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Date: 9/5/2014 9:27:00 AM
Hi Eileen. Glad to see you as always, and I promise a long, over due visit very soon. I very much appreciate your sincere and glowing commentary on my write, the kind of words that sustain me, and motivate to write again. I'm in your debt! Thank you again, my friend...xxx...Mel
Date: 9/3/2014 11:22:00 PM
hello Mel, a splendid poem, amazing tree lawn. I don't have this kind of imagery where I live. However, I miss the graceful ways leaves dance around a woodland area... Enjoyed...LINDA
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Date: 9/4/2014 12:57:00 AM
Thank you. Someone should sponsor an autumn contest so I could know what it feels like to win lol. Who am I kidding. I get HM, and I do better on FB. Thanks for the soup, Linda...xxx...mel
Date: 9/3/2014 11:18:00 PM
soup mail
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Date: 9/4/2014 12:54:00 AM
Got it. I guess we crossed paths :)
Date: 9/3/2014 11:13:00 PM
stunning imagery Mel i especially love 'As spring proffers fields of flowers And the winter shawls of lace.' Hugs Jan xx
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 9/4/2014 1:00:00 AM
I adore the autumnal colours Mel i think they are my favourites:-) hope you are well I am still Ironwoman but endoscopy yesterday clear no cancer so that is all good news:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Mel Merrill
Date: 9/4/2014 12:53:00 AM
That should read...turn of fall. I hate typos, I really do!
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Date: 9/4/2014 12:51:00 AM
Thank you Jan. Win some, lose some :) I don't know. There seemed to be a hint of early autumn in the air today, and so I dove right in. Of the seasons, I suppose autumn is my favorite. Is there a painting so grand as the crimson color and turn of all?